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Home by Jeannie Baker
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Apr 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books, favoriteillustrations, art-medium-mixed-media, art-medium-photography, something-different
Read in April, 2012

A beautiful, nearly-wordless book shows the view from one window as a baby grows up and the street outside is transformed into a beautiful place to live. So much to look at here -- a great book for community, narrative skills, passage of time, and urban renewal.

Goodreads description:

"A family.
A house.
A neighborhood.
A place to play.
A place to feel safe.

Little by little, baby Tracy grows. She and her neighbors begin to rescue their street. Together, children and adults plant grass and trees and bushes in the empty spaces. They paint murals over old graffiti. They stop the cars. Everything begins to blossom.

In Jeannie Baker's striking, natural collages, an urban community reclaims its land. A drab city street becomes a living, thriving neighborhood -- a place to call home."
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Jennifer I remember when this book first came to WPL. I couldn't stop looking at it. It's one of the happiest books, ever.

Rebecca It is! I had forgotten about it, but I'm so glad I came across it again.

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